36,000 kids in Mumbai live on the streets

Jun 12, 2014, 18:52 IST | PTI

Altogether 36,154 kids in Mumbai live on the city streets, Minister of State for women and children Fauzia Khan said here today.

This was the finding of a study undertaken by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Acton Aid India organisation, the minister said, replying to a query by Shiv Sena MLC Deepak Sawant and others.

It was also found that 905 kids live in train compartments, the minister said. A special task force has been set up under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary to bring these children into the social mainstream, she said.

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